Aaron Wilkinson

Aaron Wilkinson

Aaron Wilkinson

Aaron Wilkinson – A-ron

Born: Pensacola, FL

Instruments: Ratliff F-hole Mandolin, Harmony 1260 Acoustic Guitar, 1960’s Hohner Electric Bass

Born into a musical family, Wilkinson picked up guitar from his father at age ten.  Inspired by everything from the Beatles to Hendrix to heavy metal, he took an early interest in songwriting, and lead a succession of original bands as a youngster in Pensacola, FL.  A passing interest in the electric bass became a full time profession when he moved to New Orleans at age 22 and co-founded the band idletime, which went on to sign with Louisiana Red Hot Records.

Several years of touring and work as a bassist with New Orleans artists, including Theresa Andersson and Irene Sage, led Wilkinson to his continuing role as bassist for Eric Lindell and Company, whose major label debut, Change in the Weather, was released on Alligator Records in 2006.

Marooned in San Francisco in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Wilkinson began swapping songs with Chirs Mulé, an old friend and the guitarist for the Eric Lindell Band.  Reflecting a blossoming interest in classic country music and a firm foundation in delta blues, the songs provided an ideal opportunity for Wilkinson to showcase his developing skills as a mandolin player and vocalist, as well as a songwriter.  Within weeks the two had a weekly gig at San Francisco’s Boom Boom Room, and the Honey Island Swamp Band was born.

Performance Credits:

  • Eric Lindell & Company
  • Papa Mali
  • Irene Sage Band
  • Theresa Andersson Group
  • idletime
  • Lynn Drury Band

Discography:

  • Honey Island Swamp Band, Good To You, 2010
  • Honey Island Swamp Band, Wishing Well, 2009
  • Eric Lindell, Low on Cash, Rich in Love, 2008
  • Honey Island Swamp Band, Honey Island Swamp Band, 2007
  • Eric Lindell, Change in the Weather, 2006
  • Eric Lindell, Tragic Magic, 2005
  • Irene Sage, Soul to Soul, 2004
  • idletime, Time Stops, 2000

10 Comments

  1. Washington and Lee University News
    July 10, 2009 @ 9:29 am

    […] Honey Island Swamp Band releases its first full-length CD today, you’ll be able to hear where Aaron Wilkinson’s music has taken him in the years since his graduation from Washington and Lee in 1997. Wilkinson, a […]

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  2. The 2010 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival: An “Easy D” Perspective: Saturday, May 1, 2010 « Musical Musings of a Tiny Rager
    October 7, 2011 @ 7:53 am

    […] Aaron Wilkinson – mandolin, guitar,harmonica, vocals […]

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  3. January 2013 Lineup « Oak Wine Bar New Orleans – wine + food + spirits
    December 13, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

    […] News press video <<December 2012 Lineup January 2013 Lineup Thurs., Jan. 3 – Aaron Wilkinson & Co., at 9pm Fri., Jan. 4 – Jenn Howard at 9pm Sat., Jan. 5 – Billy Iuso at 9pm […]

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  4. March 2013 Lineup « Oak Wine Bar New Orleans – wine + food + spirits
    February 28, 2013 @ 5:39 pm

    […] Lineup Fri., Mar. 1 – Andrew Duhon at 9pm Sat., Mar. 2 – Sunpie at 9pm Thurs., Mar. 7 – Aaron Wilkinson at 9pm Fri., Mar. 8 – Mia Borders at 9pm Sat., Mar. 9 – Billy Iuso at 9pm Thurs., Mar. 14 […]

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  5. January 2014 Lineup « Oak Wine Bar New Orleans – wine + food + spirits
    December 28, 2013 @ 11:53 am

    […] Jan. 3 – Mumbles at 9pm Sat., Jan. 4 – Jenn Howard at 9pm Thurs., Jan. 9 – Aaron Wilkinson & Friends at 9pm Fri., Jan. 10 – Sunpie at 9pm Sat., Jan. 11 – Jenn Howard at 9pm […]

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  6. February 2014 Lineup « Oak Wine Bar New Orleans – wine + food + spirits
    February 1, 2014 @ 1:01 pm

    […] Feb. 1- Aaron Wilkinson & Friends at 9pm Fri., Feb. 7- Jenn Howard at 9pm Sat., Feb. 8- Tom Leggett at 9pm Thurs., Feb. 13- Keith […]

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  7. March 2014 Lineup « Oak Wine Bar New Orleans – wine + food + spirits
    February 12, 2014 @ 2:06 pm

    […] Mar. 1- Scott Albert Johnson at 9pm Fri., Mar. 7- Mia Borders at 9pm Sat., Mar. 8- Aaron Wilkinson & Friends at 9pm Thurs., Mar. 13- Miles Cabecerious at 9pm Fri., Mar. 14- Jon Roniger at 9pm […]

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  8. December 2013 Lineup « Oak Wine Bar New Orleans – wine + food + spirits
    February 12, 2014 @ 2:08 pm

    […] Kelly at 9pm Fri., Dec. 13- Jenn Howard at 9pm Sat., Dec. 14- Jon Roniger at 9pm Thurs., Dec. 19- Aaron Wilkinson at 9pm Fri., Dec. 20- Jenn Howard at 9pm Sat., Dec. 21- Billy Iuso at 9pm Fri., Dec. 27- Billy Iuso […]

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  9. April 2014 Lineup « Oak Wine Bar New Orleans – wine + food + spirits
    March 26, 2014 @ 5:58 pm

    […] Miles Cabecerious at 9pm Fri., Apr. 4- Hazy Ray at 9pm Sat., Apr. 5- Mumbles at 9pm Fri., Apr. 11- Aaron Wilkinson & Friends at 9pm Sat., Apr. 12- Jenn Howard at 9pm Thurs., Apr. 17- Amanda DuCorbier at 9pm Fri., Apr. 18- […]

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  10. May 2014 Lineup « Oak Wine Bar New Orleans – wine + food + spirits
    April 25, 2014 @ 2:46 pm

    […] Albert Johnson at 9pm Fri., May 9- The Tangle at 9pm Fri., May 16- Jon Roniger at 9pm Sat., May 17- Aaron Wilkinson & Friends at 9pm Thurs., May 22- Keith Burnstein at 9pm Fri., May 23- Billy Iuso at 9pm Sat., May 24- Sunpie […]

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